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How fatal is stage 3 breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 40-70% 5-yr survival

The most recent statistics from the national cancer database quote the above numbers for stage 3 breast cancer, which varies quite a bit between 3a v.
3b or 3c. Keep in mind that this is based on people diagnosed as long as a decade ago, so it may not reflect the most up-to-date treatments.

In brief: 40-70% 5-yr survival

The most recent statistics from the national cancer database quote the above numbers for stage 3 breast cancer, which varies quite a bit between 3a v.
3b or 3c. Keep in mind that this is based on people diagnosed as long as a decade ago, so it may not reflect the most up-to-date treatments.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: About half die

This is a hard question.
It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time!

In brief: About half die

This is a hard question.
It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time!
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Varies

The eight-year survival rate for stage 3 breast cancer is approximately 40%, and the five-year survival rate ranges from 40% to almost 70%, which means that many women will live for several years after their diagnosis.
In fact, many women live for much longer, and several effective stage 3 breast cancer treatment options are available.

In brief: Varies

The eight-year survival rate for stage 3 breast cancer is approximately 40%, and the five-year survival rate ranges from 40% to almost 70%, which means that many women will live for several years after their diagnosis.
In fact, many women live for much longer, and several effective stage 3 breast cancer treatment options are available.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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